24 Nov 2022 10:36 GMT

“We know it’s effective. Please do it as soon as possible,” said Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for 38 years.

America’s chief epidemiologist, who also served as senior covid-19 adviser, Anthony Fauci, has urged the American people to keep up with vaccinating against the virus at to pronounce this Tuesday his last speech at the White House before resigning in December after more than half a century of public service.

“We know it’s effective. Therefore, my final message […] is that: please, for your own safety, for that of your family, get the updated anticovid vaccine as soon as they can to protect themselves, their family and their community,” the official said. “Please, do it as soon as possible“, he reiterated.

Fauci, 81, has led the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) since 1984 and was an adviser to seven presidents, thus being on the front lines against modern scourges, such as AIDS, Ebola, Zika and the coronavirus pandemic.

However, the policies to combat the covid promoted by Fauci have been subject of great controversy in the North American country. Some have applauded his efforts in combating the spread of the disease, while others have criticized his measures as excessive, accused him of “to lie” about virus research and benefit with the pandemic.

According to the non-profit organization OpenTheBooks, the net worth of the household of the main US presidential medical adviser went from 7.6 to 12.6 million dollars between 2019 and 2021. According to them, most of the net worth increase it is due to investment earnings, gifts and prizes, as well as compensation for your federal employment.

In this context, during his final speech, the official pointed out that, although “the covid is really very important”, his work is not limited exclusively to the fight of recent years, so if someone wants to judge him, they should do so taking into account “their 54 years at the National Institutes of Health and 38 years as director of NIAID”.

“What I’d like people to remember about what I’ve done is that every day, for all those years, I gave it my all and never left anything behind,” Fauci said. “So, if you want to remember me, either judging well or badly what I have doneI gave it my all for many decades,” he concluded.

Source: Actualidad

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